The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood

Angelique Zobitz – Poetry

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Angelique Zobitz

We manage limited resources against unlimited needs

so we cleave to one another

tight as wet clothes
plastered to damp bodies

we – open hydrants that lift
one another off our feet

choose belief in the enough

soothe,

press this kiss
into the soft cheek,

benediction in every breath
freedom to cry

into the heft of your chest
sorrow and sweat

you hold my quivering palm
in your steady hand

I lean into the precious
community as contact sport

draw water from communion
full and manifold among the vine,

care crafted in the creases
a body composed of globes

sweet skins plump
as summer grapes

flush from within
whole before pressed.


Angelique Zobitz’s credits include The Adirondack Review, Sugar House Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and many others. She is a Spring 2019 Black River Chapbook Finalist and a two-time 2019 Best of the Net Anthology nominee. She lives in West Lafayette, Indiana with her husband, daughter, and a wild rescue dog and can be found at www.angeliquezobitz.com and on Twitter and Instagram: @angeliquezobitz

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